1. Presidential ambition
Amosun has declared his intention to run for the presidency and has bought the N100m ($240,673) APC presidential form. Surprisingly, although he and Ekiti State Governor Fayemi are both looking to be the APC presidential candidate, they attended each other’s declaration events.
It is unlikely that they are colluding to run together, as the APC is sticking to the Nigerian political system of zoning, and therefore two south-westerners are unlikely to take the ticket. It is more probable that they are simply showing support for each other.
Other Ogun State natives, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and pastor Tunde Bakare (Buhari’s 2011 running mate) are both looking to run under the APC ticket as well.
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